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Fat Injection Postoperative Cares

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Image result for fat injection for faceWhat are my post-operative instructions? •

Have someone drive you home after surgery and help you at home for 1-2 days. • Get plenty of rest. • Follow balanced diet. • Decreased activity may promote constipation, so you may want to add more raw fruit to your diet, and be sure to increase fluid intake. • Take pain medication as prescribed. Do not take aspirin or any products containing aspirin unless approved by your surgeon. • Do not drink alcohol when taking pain medications. • Even when not taking pain medications, no alcohol for 3 weeks as it causes fluid retention. • If you are taking vitamins with iron, resume these as tolerated. • Do not smoke, as smoking delays healing and increases the risk of complications. What should my activity level be? • Do not drive until you are no longer taking any pain medications (narcotics). • Start walking as soon as possible, this helps to reduce swelling and lowers the chance of blood clots. • Unless stated on this form, discuss your time off work with your surgeon.

How do I take care of the treated area? • Wear the compression garment recommended by your provider. The compression is needed in the area where the fat was harvested for 6 weeks post-op or per the surgeon’s recommendation. • Avoid exposing scars to sun for at least 12 months. • Always use a strong sunblock, if sun exposure is unavoidable (SPF 30 or greater). • Keep steri-strips on. • Inspect daily for signs of infection. • No tub soaking while sutures or drains are in place. • You may wear makeup with sunblock protection shortly. • Stay out of the sun until redness and bruising subsides (usually 48 hours). How should I expect to feel? • Temporary stinging, throbbing, burning sensation, redness, swelling, bruising, and excess fullness. • Some swelling, bruising or redness in the donor and recipient sites. • Swelling and puffiness may last several weeks. • Redness and bruising usually lasts about 48 hours. How should I expect to look? • Improved skin texture. • Firmer and smoother skin.

What follow-up care will I receive? • With regular follow-up treatments, you can easily maintain your new look. • Repeated treatments may be necessary. When should I call my doctor? • If you have increased swelling or bruising. • If swelling and redness persist after a few days.

If you have increased redness along the incision. • If you have severe or increased pain not relieved by medication. • If you have any side effects to medications; such as, rash, nausea, headache, vomiting. • If you have an oral temperature over 100.4 degrees. • If you have any yellowish or greenish drainage from the incisions or notice a foul odor. • If you have bleeding from the incisions that is difficult to control with light pressure. • If you have loss of feeling or motion. • If you have any sign of abscesses, open sores, skin peeling or lumpiness.

دکتر ساعدی

Dr Babak Saedi (Otolaryngologist)

Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Stanford University, USA
Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Health Services
Official member of the European Academy of Nose and Face Plastic Surgeons

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